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IT’S OFFICIAL: Thanks to Democratic Rule, California Has the Lowest Quality of Life in the Nation

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Ahhh, the West Coast. Swimming pools. Movie stars. Poop maps (here).

According to U.S. News & World Reports’ last Best States rankings, sunny California offers the lowest quality of life America has to offer.

Way to go, socialist state legislature and other coteries of cluelessness.

Let’s check out what those left-wing politics get ya, shall we?

For all its talk of environmentalism (here), in the area of air quality, the Golden State’s moreso black — it came in dead last. “Low pollution health risk”? That’d be 45th.

California drinking water made it all the way to 13th — nice goin’.

Here’s a good one: As for voter participation, the state was second to worst. That’s not necessarily such a bad thing — I refer back to my previous contention. However, low voter turnout could be a product of conservatives who know their goose is cooked so prefer to stay home and watch Flight of the Conchords and Downton Abbey — two shows I heartily suggest you check out.

Oh — and what about community engagement and social support? The home of peaches and p**** hats scored 44th and 38th, respectively.

And here’s a shhhhhhhhhocker:

— in the words of USA Today

Los Angeles consistently leads as the world’s most traffic-congested urban area and even its own citizens have tried to secede multiple times.

It’s even better: LA has the worst congestion on Planet Earth.

[And I think it’s best we not discuss the price of real estate, but just know: When you read that a celebrity snagged a “$2 million mansion” in the Hollywood Hills, just know that a couple mil gets ya a single story of architectural incidentalism.]

So the next time you think about headin’ out west, maybe consider a trip Florida instead. Actually, they’ll ticket you for petting your dog, bomb you with the Mother of Satan, and — worst of all — fart and then stab you. Maybe try Tennessee — but they think you’re a buncha racists. How about enjoy Alabama the Beautiful — so long as you can avoid the terrorist training camps.

I guess no place is perfect. You might just wanna stay on your couch. Come to think of it, yes — get cozy, curl up with that nice laptop, and enjoy hours of RedState reading courtesy of, among others, yours truly.

Welcome home.

-ALEX

**The above scores were for 2018. Will Cali rally? Don’t hold your breath. Or do, if you’re in an urban area there.

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehere, here, here, here, here, and here.

Find all my RedState work here.

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Blocking intersections in Montgomery Co. could soon result in a ticket

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Some area communities have signs at intersections that warn drivers, “Don’t Block the Box.” And Montgomery County, Maryland, could soon join them.

State Sen. Will Smith said he plans to introduce legislation when the state legislative session begins next month that would make it illegal for drivers to block intersections in the county.

“Blocking intersections has been a big problem, especially in downtown Silver Spring during rush hour,” Smith said. “This bill would essentially allow an officer to cite a person who is caught in the intersection blocking the box.”

A ticket for such an offense would be a civil violation — not a criminal one — and would lead to a $100 fine, according to Smith.

Smith listed a few intersections that tend to get blocked during busy times, including Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road; Colesville Road and University Boulevard; and parts of Chevy Chase and Kensington along Connecticut Avenue.

“It’s essentially to increase awareness, pedestrian safety and to keep the flow of traffic going,” Smith said. “In the past year I’ve received no fewer than 15 constituent requests saying, ‘Hey, you’ve got to do something to fix this.’”

Under the legislation, a driver going through a green or yellow light would not be allowed to “enter an intersection if the vehicle is unable to safely and completely proceed through the intersection.”

A police officer would be able to issue a ticket for the offense only if signs were posted at the intersection that warned drivers about blocking the box.

Drivers can be fined for blocking intersections in the District. In Baltimore, a similar law took effect in October, with fines reaching $125.

“To avoid blocking the box, you should wait to enter an intersection until you are sure you can make it all the way through the intersection,” said Baltimore’s Department of Transportation.

“Wait behind the stop bar, not in the crosswalk, and look to see if the vehicles in front of you on the other side of the intersection have left enough room for you to make it through without stopping in the crosswalk on the other side.”

 

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Where DC wants to ban right on red

WASHINGTON — D.C. is moving to make left turns safer at five intersections by the end of the year, and announced Friday the specific 101 other locations it plans to ban right turns on red.

The changes are some small steps meant to make roadways safer. The city is installing actual infrastructure to slow down drivers turning left and prevent cutting across other lanes of traffic or crosswalks at 7th and T streets NW, 9th and M streets NW, 11th and I streets SE, 11th Street and Columbia Road NW, and 13th and I streets NW.

Similar changes could be made at about 85 other intersections over the next two years.

The no turn on red changes require public comment, which is open through Feb. 5. Comments could support or oppose the change specific intersections, or speak more broadly, such as calls for the ban to apply at even more intersections.

Though a few intersections have red light cameras that can catch illegal turns, many do not, so any enforcement would likely fall to police officers.

The District Department of Transportation said it chose the intersections for changes based on previous crashes, the number of people walking there and other factors.

The proposed intersections where DDOT plans to ban right turns on red by the end of July 2019 are (in order by ward, intersections in more than one ward only listed once):

Ward 1

  • 10th and U streets NW
  • 11th and U streets NW
  • 14th Street and Columbia Road NW
  • 13th and Kenyon streets NW
  • 14th Street and Kenyon Street and Park Road NW
  • 16th Street and New Hampshire Avenue and U Street NW
  • 16th and Lamont streets NW
  • 17th Street and Mount Pleasant Street and Park Road NW
  • Florida Avenue and 13th Street NW
  • Georgia Avenue and 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW
  • Georgia Avenue and Otis Place NW

Ward 2

  • 3rd and D streets NW
  • 11th and M streets NW
  • 12th Expressway and 12th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 13th Street and K Street and K Street NW Service Road
  • 13th and L streets NW
  • 14th Street and K Street NW and K Street NW Service Road
  • 14th and N streets NW
  • 14th and T streets NW
  • 14th and U streets NW
  • 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW
  • 16th and K streets NW
  • 17th and H streets NW
  • 17th Street and Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW and K Street NW Service Road
  • 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 19th and K streets NW
  • 21st and K streets NW
  • 22nd and G streets NW
  • 22nd Street and L Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 29th Street and M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • E and 3rd streets NW
  • H and 9th streets NW
  • I and 22nd streets NW
  • K Street and 9th Street and New York Avenue NW
  • M Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW
  • P and 9th streets NW
  • Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW
  • Independence Avenue and 6th Street SW
  • Massachusetts Avenue and 9th Street and Mt Vernon Place NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and 9th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street and Alexander Hamilton Place NW
  • Vermont Avenue and 15th Street and K Street NW and K Street NW Service Road
  • Vermont Avenue and H Street and Madison Place NW
  • Washington Circle and New Hampshire Avenue NW

Ward 3

  • 42nd Street and Ellicott Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Albemarle and 42nd streets NW
  • Calvert Street and 24th Street and Shoreham Dr NW
  • Calvert Street and 29th Street and Cleveland Avenue and Mcgill Terrace NW
  • Van Ness Street and 39th Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW

Ward 4

  • 14th Street and Arkansas Avenue NW
  • 14th Street and Colorado Avenue and Kennedy Street NW
  • Georgia Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue and Rock Creek Church Road NW
  • Georgia Avenue and Piney Branch Road NW
  • Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street NW
  • Hemlock Street and 13th Street and Alaska Avenue NW
  • Kansas Avenue and Blair Road and North Dakota Avenue NW
  • Nicholson Street and 13th Street and Colorado Avenue NW
  • Rock Creek Church Road and Blair Road and Riggs Road NE

Ward 5

  • 1st Street and Florida Avenue NE
  • 14th Street and South Dakota Avenue and Webster Street NE
  • 28th Street and Monroe Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE
  • Monroe and 10th streets NE
  • New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE

Ward 6

  • 1st and K streets NE
  • 1st Street and New York Avenue and O Street NE
  • 1st and M streets SW
  • 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • 11th Street and E Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • H and 2nd streets NW
  • I and 6th streets SW
  • M and 1st streets SE
  • M and 3rd streets SE
  • R and 7th streets NW
  • Constitution Avenue and 13th Street and Tennessee Avenue NE
  • Independence Avenue and 19th Street and Independence Avenue SE Service Road
  • Interstate 395 and 4th Street and New York Avenue NW
  • Kentucky Avenue and 13th Street and Independence Avenue SE
  • Marion Street and R Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW
  • Maryland Avenue and 15th Street and Benning Road and Bladensburg Road and H Street NE
  • New Jersey Avenue and D Street NW
  • North Capitol Street and H Street NW and H Street NE
  • North Capitol Street and New York Avenue NW and N Street NE and New York Avenue NE
  • Potomac Avenue SE and Potomac Avenue SW and South Capitol Street
  • Washington Avenue and 1st Street and C Street SW

Ward 7

  • 49th Street and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE
  • Alabama Avenue and 30th Street SE
  • Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road SE
  • Benning Road and 39th Street NE
  • Benning Road and Minnesota Avenue NE
  • Good Hope and Naylor roads SE
  • Hunt Place and 44th Street and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE
  • Pennsylvania and Minnesota avenues SE
  • Stoddert Place SE and B Street SE and East Capitol Street

Ward 8

  • 22nd Street SE and Minnesota Avenue SE and Naylor Road SE
  • Alabama Avenue and 13th Street SE
  • Alabama Avenue and Jasper Street SE
  • Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road SE

Comments can be submitted to the District Department of Transportation, Transportation Operations Administration at 55 M St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 or by email at vision.zero@dc.gov.

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You shall not pass: McLean residents, VDOT debate plans to block cut-through traffic

McLEAN, Va. — For residents who live in the area of Georgetown Pike and the Capital Beltway, congestion from cars using their neighborhoods as a cut-through can leave them trapped in their driveways. While all agree a solution needs to be found to alleviate the issue, a plan on the table is receiving mixed reviews. The plan involves closing the Georgetown Pike on-ramp to the Inner Loop of the…

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